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Janice Powell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Savannah, GA

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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1987
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About Janice

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I have thirty years of experience in family law, divorce, custody, adoption, guardianship and conservatorship, juvenile law, and probate law.  I am experienced with military divorce issues and mental health issues related to family law issues.

I have twenty-five years of experience as domestic law mediator. I am registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.

I am a parenting coordinator who has experience in family law and psychological impact of divorce.  I help parents develop or follow post-divorce custody agreements with the aim of reducing parental conflict and unneccessary court appearances.  Contentious divorces and their aftermath impact the parenting skills of the parents to the detriment of their children.  I teach the parents to put their children first.

I am certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children as a Child Welfare Law Specialist.

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Posted by Nancy | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney
When I needed a Savannah attorney to assist me in removing the court appointed conservator for my elderly aunt, I did not know where to turn. However, when I contacted an attorney friend in a large prestigious law firm in Atlanta asking for a reference, without hesitation they recommended Janice Powell. At our first meeting, I was impressed by her legal knowledge and experience. Her compassion for both my aunt and me was obvious. Ms Powell worked diligently to see that both my aunt and her property were protected. A new conservator was appointed and the former one required to to compensate my aunt for any loss or expense to her estate. Ms. Powell's dedication to her client was evident, even when she was criticized for bringing legal proceedings against this well-known conservator, who was also an attorney. Her ability to make the case before the Judge was outstanding. Ms. Powell has represented my family and me in other legal issues since this case. . We have been pleased to work with an attorney who is professional, has a sharp legal mind, and a caring heart. I would highly recommend her legal practice to anyone, especially those needing Probate or Family Law services. She has proven herself time and again to be an excellent attorney and an admirable individual.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Armstrong State University
  • 1991 - Present
  • Parent Coordinator
  • Parent Coordinator
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Janice Powell, Attorney at Law
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Mediator
  • Private Mediation Practice
  • 1992 - 2012
  • General Counsel
  • Chatham County Health Department
  • 1989 - 2012
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  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Member/Juvenile Court of Chatham County Family Treatment Court
  • 2016 - Present
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Association of Counsel for Children
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Child Welfare Law Specialist
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Coastal Georgia CARE-NET Conference
  • Mediation and Caregiving: Help for Familieis Working Together
  • 2004
  • ALL KIDS COUNT Conference
  • Negotiating on an Obstacle Course: Private versus Provider Issues in Immunization Registry Development
  • 1999
  • CDC National Immunization Conferenc
  • Negotiating with Private Providers about Immunization Registry Issues
  • 1998
  • EPA/NAACHO Indoor Air Quality Training Conference
  • Conflict Resolution Skills for Environmentalist
  • 1997
  • Minority Health Conference
  • How Managed Care Will Impact Minority Women and Their Families: A Model for Effective Consensus Building and Advocacy
  • 1996
  • Academy of Family Mediators Annual Conference
  • Mediation and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • 1994
  • Family Mediation Canada's Annual Conference
  • HIV Disease and Its Implications in Mediation
  • 1993
  • Academy of Family Mediators Annual Conference
  • HIV Disease and Its Implications in Mediation
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have never met another attorney who advocates as zealously as Janice does for her clients. Regardless of whether you agree with her position, she goes to bat for her clients, which I admire. She is knowledgeable about the law and brutally honest about the facts. I proudly endorse her as a fellow attorney!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Well versed in the law and the facts of her case."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Savannah Divorce and separation Lawyer Janice Powell
Janice Powell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Savannah, GA
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation